Drew, Joanna. (40 of 50). National Life Story Collection: Artists' Lives

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    2002-03-18 and 2002-04-05 and 2002-05-02 and 2002-05-23 and 2002-06-28 and 2002-07-11 and 2002-08-15 and 2002-08-29 and 2002-10-03 and 2002-10-17 and 2002-07-11

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    Drew, Joanna 1929-2003 (female)

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    O'Ryan, Lydia (female)

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    Part 40. Joanna Drew [JD] gives details to background of 1980 Pissarro exhibition at the Hayward Gallery [HG], proposed by Christopher Lloyd; mentions dislocating hip in car accident. Refers to 1985 Renoir exhibition at the HG, mentions John House. Reference to dealing with John Walsh in Boston. JD describes typical working day at the HG, including reference to restructuring of various committees; brief reference to Joan Littlewood. Describes the Arts Council's [AC] structure and responsibilities. Remarks on professional approach of Sandy Nairne. Comments on significance for museums of counting visitors. JD comments on length of working day and social consequences of this. Remarks on negative effect of marketing different artistic disciplines as homogeneous group.

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